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Seaboard Coast Line No. 4900 (SAL 2028) pulling Train 98, The Champion, at Naples, FL on March 14, 1971. Photo by Roger Puta.

A SAL 2027 and 2028 Slideshow.

Seaboard Coast Line herald.
Seaboard Coast Line No. 4900 (SAL 2028) pulling Train 98, The Champion, at Naples, FL on March 14, 1971. Photo by Roger Puta.
Seaboard Air Line herald.

Seaboard Air Line 2027 and 2028 Diesel Railcars

Seaboard Air Line 2027 and 2028 were lightweight, streamlined Diesel-electric railcars built by the St. Louis Car Company in 1936. Electromotive Corporation supplied the 600 hp, eight-cylinder Winton Diesel 201-A prime mover and electric transmission components. The units had a B-2 wheel arrangement, mounted atop a pair of road trucks. The aft section was divided into two separate compartments: one was used to transport baggage and the other served as a small railway post office, or RPO (the forward door, located just behind the radiator louvers, was equipped with a mail hook).

Two units were manufactured for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad (SAL). The last usage of these railcars was in May, 1971. Unit 2027 was destroyed in a collision with a gas tanker truck at Arcadia, Florida in 1956. Unit 2028 was renumbered 4900 after the Seaboard-Atlantic Coast Line merger in 1967 and was eventually retired and scrapped after Amtrak took over national passenger service in 1971.

Type and origin
Power type: Diesel-electric
Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Build date: 1936
Total produced: 2
Specifications
AAR wheel arrangement: B-2
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 inch
Prime mover: Winton 201-A
Engine type: 2-stroke diesel
Generator: DC generator
Traction motors: DC traction motors
Cylinders: 8
Cylinder size: 8 in × 10 in
Performance figures
Power output: 600 hp
Locomotive brake: Straight air
Train brakes: Air
Career
Operator: Seaboard Air Line
Locale: North America
Disposition: All scrapped

See also:

Flying Yankee

Electro-Motive Company
St. Louis Car Company script.